David Cameron has announced the signing of £1.4bn of trade deals between British companies and China, following a London summit with Wen Jiabao, China’s premier.
其中包括英国能源集团BG与中国银行(Bank of China)之间的一份协议，内容是安排至多15亿美元的新融资选择，用于扩大在中国的项目。
The deals include an agreement between BG, the UK energy group, and the Bank of China for up to $1.5bn of new funding options to expand projects in China.
Mr Cameron said Mr Wen had also agreed to promote opportunities for British companies to invest in China, including through increased opportunities in the country’s booming regional cities outside Beijing and Shanghai.
In spite of the show of warmth between the two leaders, Mr Cameron took the opportunity to press China on human rights, insisting that freedom of expression, a flourishing civil society and a respect for the rule of law “underpin stability and prosperity for us all”.
Mr Cameron also pressed China to crackdown on abuses of intellectual property and patents, saying it was “absolutely essential” for Britain because of the country’s strength in branded goods and in film, music and the arts. A “symposium” to discuss the issue has been set up.
Mr Wen meanwhile promised to boost trade between the countries and to set up joint initiatives on research and development and offered a classic gift of two pandas to Edinburgh zoo.
But he said China and the UK “should respect each other...treat each other as equals and engage in more cooperation, rather than finger-pointing and resolve properly our differences through dialogue.
While he agreed with Mr Cameron “that the ideas of human rights, democracy, freedom and equality have immensely emancipated the human mind” he said diifferent countries “may realise these ideas in different ways and forms”.
"I am confident that tomorrow’s China will not only enjoy economic prosperity but also improved democracy and legal system. It will be a country based on the rule of law," said Mr Wen.
Mr Cameron had to field questions on why British companies did not export more to China, but he said sales were up 40 per cent in a year and that the UK was China’s second biggest European trading partner.
He insisted that Britain’s strengths in areas like pharmaceuticals, green technology, insurance, banking and legal services would all start to come through as China opened its markets. He wants bilateral trade to reach £100bn a year by 2015.
The British poultry market is to be allowed to export to China and deals for the supply of pigs were also agreed.
2011-06-28 10:06 编辑：典典